2020 Multimodal and Transit Summit

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Essential Multimodal Transportation
We Are Building a Recovery

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Announcement – All summit sessions and workshops will be online. There will be separate, outdoor walk/bike audits and a bike ride.

As we recover from the COVID-19 virus, we will be working together to ensure that our transportation systems and development are more sustainable, resilient and equitable.

The 2020 Summit is scheduled for Nov 23rd from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm to reach transportation professionals, while also reaching non-professionals that we need to keep informed and engaged to move multimodal topics into daily conversations, policy changes, and state legislation. Multimodal transportation builds connections and increases mobility while preserving a world to pass on to future generations.

The annual Summit brings together local leaders, state legislators, transportation professionals, planners, engineers, construction firms, developers, students, and passionate citizen advocates to discuss the current state, known challenges, and the best future for our state’s transportation system. The Summit includes both APA and ITE professional development credits to keep planning and engineering professionals well informed and certified.

Contact Tony Cherolis (or call 860-204-2704) if you have any questions.

2020 Summit Resources:

Keynote Speakers

We’ll kick off the Nov 23rd summit with a keynote session and speakers. This year the keynote will be featuring both Dr. Adonia Lugo and Angie Schmitt. Both have recent books that will be featured in a pre-summit book club discussion (book club sign-up here).

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Adonia Lugo – Cultural anthropologist Adonia E. Lugo, PhD is the chair of the Urban Sustainability Department at Antioch University Los Angeles. Dr. Lugo began investigating sustainable infrastructure during her graduate studies at UC Irvine, when she co-created CicLAvia in Los Angeles. After receiving her doctorate in 2013, she worked at the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C. as a national leader in building better “human infrastructure.” Today, Dr. Lugo looks for ways to bring her racial justice expertise from the field of bicycle advocacy into equitable and sustainable mobility at large. In addition to her role as an educator, Dr. Lugo is involved in a number of projects designed to expand support for mobility justice as a core organizer of The Untokening and the manager of the Bike Equity Network email list.

Angie Schmitt – Angie is one of the country’s best known writers on the topic of sustainable transportation. She was the long time national editor at Streetsblog. Her writing and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic and NPR. She is the founder of the new firm 3MPH Planning and Consulting, a small Cleveland-based firm which is focused on pedestrian safety. Her book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America was published in August by Island Press.

Summit Sessions and Topics

Multimodal transportation topics are inherently regional.  This Summit includes presenters and topics from the Northeast Region and beyond.

  • Call for Presenters, Panelists, and SpeakersLINK (the deadline was Aug 31st, late submissions will be considered as space allows)
  • (REFERENCE) 2019 Summit sessions and speakersLINK

Pre-Summit Book Club and Discussion

Image for the pre-summit book club signup.  Picturing the two books that will be read and discussed.
Click here to sign up and help us choose the date and time for the online discussion

Nov 17th – Walk/Bike Audit How to Training

Transport Hartford is partnering with Sustainable CT and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for a how to training on hosting, completing, and documenting an effective walk and bike audit.

Scheduled for 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov 17th. Facebook Event and the RSVP Link

Nov 23rd – Schedule and Agenda

(The draft schedule will be finalized by the end of October)

  • 8:30 am – 10:30 am – Pre-Summit In-Person Walk and Bike Audit in Hartford, Location To Be Determined
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – DIY Lunch and Online Zoom Networking
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Co-Host Speakers and Keynote Address
  • 1:30 pm – Afternoon Online Sessions and Workshops
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Transportation, Equity, and Environmental Justice Workshop, Breakout Small Group Discussions
  • 6:00 pm – Evening Online Sessions and Workshops

Transportation – So Many Options!

Multimodal transportation options abound with CTtransit, CTfastrak, Amtrak, commuter buses, regional buses, and the Hartford Line commuter rail. If you are flying in for the Summit can take the Bradley Flyer shuttle to Downtown Hartford from the airport.  There are several hotels within easy walking distance. —- But yeah. We’re going to online summit sessions, so this section just got a lot shorter.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are partnering with the Sustainable CT Match Fund and all summit sponsorship donations will be matched 100%!

Co-Host Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Community Groups and Friends